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Offline Elizabeth

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« on: May 15, 2013, 12:59:56 PM »
What's your favorite smoothie these days?
I'm in a rut and wondering what my fellow Baumanites are drinking.
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Offline jodi f.

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Re: Smoothies
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 11:11:57 AM »

I wonder why no one's responded to this? I'd like to see some new ideas, too. Here's what I like:

I prefer savory flavors to sweet, so I blend leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard, etc.) with some water, plain full-fat yogurt, fresh lemon juice, and unpasteurized tamari. Ginger and garlic go nicely in these, too.

Offline Elizabeth

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Re: Smoothies
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 03:06:35 PM »
That sounds delicious, Jodi. I tend to go more sweet so this will be a nice diversion. I'll replace the yogurt with nut milk since I'm dairy-intolerant.

I've been surprised by the lack of response as well. I kind of thought this would be easy and fun.
Maybe we've got the ball rolling now.
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Offline VanessaZ

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Re: Smoothies
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 06:25:20 AM »
Popeye "Soup"
1avocado- makes the smoothie creamy
1 cup water or veggie stock
1cucumber (unwaxed)
1 cup fresh raw spinach
2 green onions- I often use chives or white onion instead
1 clove garlic or more
1/2 bell pepper any color
sea salt to taste
Spices of your choice such as:
1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
1/2 tsp. Curry Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Taco Seasoning

There are many versions of this recipe and I adjust the recipe depending on what I have on hand. This one is adapted from the Sad to Rad version.

Offline blujay

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Re: Smoothies
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 04:09:58 PM »
This really depends on your blender...I recommend the Vita-mix "vitaprep 3" (one of their more powerful blenders, the last blender/juicer/nut butter/nut milk/wheatgrass juicer/flour mill you will ever need!) I can't use other blenders, I just keep breaking them! Any high powered blender used right will expand your culinary creativity immensely !

Here is my version that is the best of both worlds, sweet/savory.

Jays super smoothie

Brew/cool, 2 cups
Green tea, mate, or herbal tea of choice

Juice 1st (blend with the above brew, then strain through nylon nut milk bag)
4 carrots
4 celery stalks
1/8 wedge of purple cabbage
1/4 wedge of red beet
1" ginger

Use the juice/tea to blend (adding just enough liquid to blend well, then add the remaining liquid):
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 avocado
1 T coconut oil
1 pastured egg
3 cups frozen blueberries (or berry blend)
1 t black pepper
1/4 t cayenne
1/4 t clove
pinch sea salt
2 droppers stevia extract (to taste)

It ends up looking like a berry smoothie color, with a sweet/spicey and creamy texture/flavor!
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Offline carrieb657

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Re: Smoothies
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 08:03:01 AM »
Hi Elizabeth,
Recently I've been doing a super quick Banana Almond Smoothie that can even be enjoyed as a frosty dessert if you leave it a bit thicker and serve it topped with berries.

Peel and freeze 2 bananas.  Blend the frozen bananas with a cup and a half or so of almond milk.  Add honey or agave for more sweetness if desired.

It's great for hot weather and kids love it instead of ice cream.

Offline Kim N.

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Re: Smoothies
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 04:58:25 PM »
What a fun topic Elizabeth, thank you for initiating. I love smoothies, and these days it is the only way to peacefully get greens into my eight year old. That said, I am always looking for ways to mix up our smoothie routine, and also for ways to get the most nutritional value with only a few ingredients. I must admit, I used to put a little bit of everything I could find in my blends and it got to be a bit much.

Some of my favorite ingredients that we have been experimenting with are:

Plain organic goat whey protein power or plain raw goat milk yogurt (my two year old canít do cow milk)

Cardamom (this is especially wonderful with blueberries)

Turmeric (this pairs well with mango and greens)

Cinnamon (this tastes great with almond milk or soaked almonds, and banana)

Soaked Chia seeds

Genmaicha (edible green tea powder & toasted brown rice)

Unsweetened coconut milk

I love adding spices to the smoothies as an added layer of flavor and for added value.

The one blendie that everyone in my house will drink we call Indian Blue Sky.

-coconut milk or rice milk (plain or unsweetened)
-a handful of kale or spinach
-blueberries (frozen or not) we like to use frozen
-soaked chia seeds
-a few dashes of cardamom powder (more or less to taste) we like a lot